# New! Teaching subtraction with numbers up to ten

I’m excited to tell you about a new resource added to the collection this week.

Take away stories consists of three different subtraction lessons involving numbers up to 10. The lessons are ready for you to teach on the interactive whiteboard. I’ve done the preparation. All you have to do is teach. Each lesson presents subtraction in a slightly different way and can be used multiple times.

#### Lesson 1: Read and write

This lesson includes 12 take away stories, each consisting of 3 slides.

The first slide shows the beginning number of items.

The second slide shows how many are taken away.

The third page shows how many are left. (The ones that were taken away are greyed so that the original total can be seen.)

In the box, children may write either the take away number sentence or the answer, depending on your teaching focus.

#### Lesson 2: Cross outs

This lesson also includes 12 take away stories.

On each slide, the beginning number of items is shown, with some crossed out.

Ask children to compose a subtraction story about the items. Encourage them to use different subtraction scenarios e.g., flew away, were broken, got lost, were eaten, were sold or given away.

As before, children may write either the take away number sentence or the answer, depending on your teaching focus.

#### Lesson 3: Make your own

This lesson presents 12 different slides about which children can compose their own take away stories.

Children count the beginning number of items, then move some to the bin as they compose a subtraction story about them. As in lesson 2, encourage them to use different subtraction scenarios. The bin is just a place to show the items that have been taken away. It doesn’t mean the items have been thrown away.

Once again, children may write either the take away number sentence or the answer, depending on your teaching focus.

Each slide can be used multiple times to find other take away stories beginning with the same number. Click the ‘Again’ button to clear the example and have another child compose a different subtraction story about the items.

Take away stories can be found in the Mathematics Number collection.

#### Other number lessons

You may also like these other lessons in number ready for you to teach:

Count with Teddy Bears

Exploring number combinations

Ladybird and Butterfly friends of ten